Russell is a senior company director in both England and Gibraltar. He holds a Master of Political Economy from the University of Glasgow and has been practising law in England and Wales with higher rights since 2004. He has over 20 years of experience in global financial markets with Credit Suisse, HSBC, Merrill Lynch, and Nomura. He qualified as a lawyer with Washington-based Cadwallader Wickersham and Taft LLP, followed by roles at BLP LLP and Signature Litigation LLP in England, specialising in litigation, corporate fraud, and financial structuring. He has recently served as General Counsel at the Gibraltar Stock Exchange and the Juno Group, and has also served as in-house counsel at the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission. In his spare time, he collects and curates art.